Pat Robertson has been getting lots of attention for his stupid Haiti remarks, but let's not forget another rich, angry old white man with access to microphones.
Quoth el Rushbo on his radio show the other day…
"In the Haiti earthquake, ladies and gentlemen, in the words of Rahm Emanuel, we have another crisis simply too good to waste," Limbaugh said. "This'll play right into Obama's hands — humanitarian, compassionate. They'll use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community — the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country."
Limbaugh also seemed to suggest that Americans had no need to donate to relief efforts: "We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax," Limbaugh said.
Eh. Lacks the punch of the zinger Rush unleashed last May…
Reacting to ex-President Bill Clinton's appointment as UN special envoy to Haiti, radio personality Rush Limbaugh had this to say yesterday:
"I'm just gonna tell you, if I was named envoy to Haiti, I'd quit government. Envoy to Haiti? You can't even pick up a prostitute down there without genuine fear of AIDS."
I guess he'll have to retract that statement now, seeing as the real problem is you can't even pick up a prostitute down there without genuine fear of her home having collapsed and her loved ones having been scattered among makeshift refugee settlements that lack food, water and basic medical supplies.
You could try stapling an extra check to your income tax return this April, but a better way to support relief efforts is by donating to the Red Cross online or by texting HAITI to 90999 (that'll automatically add a $10 contribution to your cell phone bill). Think about it — a simple text message: $10. Helping save lives: priceless. Knowing you're a better person than Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson combined, squared and quadrupled: also priceless.
Tags: Barack Obama, Haiti, Rush Limbaugh